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Category Archives: British History
by Dr Ruth Salter  I know that it’s not 25th of December today, but what could be more fitting for the final blog post of the series, and for the final entry taken from my great-grandfather, Arthur John Pidgeon’s … Continue reading
by Dr Ruth Salter 836 years ago, on a day much like this (possibly), Henry II was crowned at Westminster Abbey. His predecessor (and uncle), Stephen, had died just under two months earlier, much of his reign having been taken … Continue reading
by Dr Ruth Salter  The second entry taken from my great-grandfather, Arthur John Pidgeon’s W/T Signal Log (see the first entry).
by Dr Ruth Salter  While many of the dates we’re looking at in this year’s December blog series mark big, noteworthy events which impacted either on the life of a notable individual, or on contemporary society – thus potentially … Continue reading
by Dr Jacqui Turner  On the day that Nancy Astor took her seat in parliament, rather than blog about an anniversary, and inspired by the recent visit of outspoken feminist MP Jess Phillips to the University of Reading, I … Continue reading